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affair. also, we have learned from law enforcement officials that the fbi is now investigating, and this is an ongoing investigation into paula broadwell. she is someone who's had close access to general petraeus, she was his biographer and wrote a book on general petraeus called "all in." she has spent substantial time with him the fbi investigation is seeing whether he had improper access to general petraeus' e-mails may have accidentally or deliberately had accuracy to classified information. and paula broadwell has been close to david petraeus which many people could say it's an indication of the timing of this. >> david, you're excellent at covering all the spying agencies. what's going on? >> well, i think richard mentioned the fbi investigation of paula broadwell. paula broadwell is general petraeus' biographer, and somebody who has been close to him. in literary circles. to speak a moment about the cia, general petraeus when he came to the cia about 15 months ago appointed as his deputy the then acting director michael morale who is a career agency analyst, michael more
to petraeus. james clapper learned of the investigation in a phone call from the fbi on election night. it's it's unclear when the fbi probe began. >> it seems that this was going on for several months and yet now it appears that they are saying that the fbi didn't realize it until election day. gener it just doesn't added a up. >> reporter: why weren't key lawmakers told sooner. >> are you going to investigate why the fbi didn't notify you before? >> yes. this could have an effect on national security. we should have been told. >> reporter: house majority leader eric cantor said an fbi leader told him about petraeus possible affair and possible security breach in october after the investigation began. a u.s. official says the general's communications were never compromised and he was never the target of the investigation. another issue, petraeus stepped down days before he was supposed to testify before a senate committee about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. micha micha michael morell will testify instead. >> we've got to get to the bottom of benghazi. i don't see how in the w
benjamin netanyahu. that meeting moments ago. >>> and four men from southern california arrested by the fbi. accused of trying to join al qaeda and wage violent jihad against america. >>> let's go "outfront." ♪ >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, no cease-fire. the killing continues in israel and gaza. the conflict in its seventh day. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton in jerusalem tonight. she arrived late and went straight to a meeting with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> america's commitment to israel's security is rock-solid, and unwavering. that is why we believe it is essential to deescalate the situation in gaza. >> deescalate the situation in gaza. what does deescalate mean? there was a spade of rockets just a moment ago, but yet that's the key word being used by the administration. during a brief press conference with prime minister netanyahu, there was no mention of a cease-fire. netanyahu said israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend itself. and egypt, which is brokering a deal between the two sides, cancelled a
the days of j. edgar hoover and the fbi uncovering personal peck a dill ohs and using them for political game. now time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." have a great night. >>> tonight, america has a new biggest loser. move over, sarah palin, you are now no longer the vice presidential candidate that will never be president. >> i know the election was a long time ago. >> one full week since election day. >> i wanted to refresh everyone's memories. >> we made this campaign about big ideas and big issues. >> big issues. >> just wasn't enough at the end of the day. >> that lost. >> they lost. >> this was a real shellacking. >> losing never feels good. >> we were surprised at the outcome. >> what are the lessons for conservatives? >> the primary problem is an economic message. >> the problem is. >> a demographic problem. >> disrespecting women the last two years. >> we were surprised in the outcome. the president won the race, i congratulated him on the race. >> the republican party needs to get it together. >> the hard part is where you get there. >> congress retur
to accepting that resignation. but david petraeus felt it was a matter of honor. we're also told that the fbi had been alerted to this and was looking into this issue in the small picture it means david petraeus will not testify next week in many of those committees on the situation in benghazi and what happened. it means that his number two will now take over the cia on an interim basis. and it really throws the president's national security team into a bit of flux just days after the election. [ technical difficulties ] >> unfortunately that tape is not working right now. we're going to try to fix that problem. and let me just underscore, chris, how significant this is right now in terms of not only the intelligence community but the u.s. military as you know general petraeus a graduate of west point, highly decorated four-star general served in iraq, was called on on an emergency basis to try to fix the situation in afghanistan, had a brilliant, brilliant career, a scholar, a professor of international affairs at west point after getting a ph.d. from princeton. this is really a shocking de
, the fbi involved in the whole thing because she said that she was receive ofing harassing e-mails from this women, petraeus's biographer and ex-mistress, paula broadwell. bill: got all that? martha: i think so, you need a pen. catherine herridge is live in d.c.. tell us where we are today on the investigation. where is it. >> reporter: thank you, bill and good morning. so far virtually every publicly threat in the case leads back to jill kelly, a woman described as this unpaid social liaison for the military in tampa, florida. this morning it is alleged the commander of international forces in afghanistan, or isaf, general john allen, sent between 20 and 30,000 pages to kelly. e-mail traffic described as potentially inappropriate nature. it was jill kelly who alert ad fbi agent what she believed were harassing e-mails from the paula broadwell, the biographer and mistress of general david petraeus. it was investigation of kelly's complaints that ultimately forced resignation of general petraeus last week. spokesman george little gave a brief statement on general allen's status. >> while
that came to light after the fbi began investigating harassing e-mails sent to jill kelley, a socialite in tampa. the fbi found out it was broadwell sending those e-mails. according to the washington post, the e-mail described kelley as a seductress. for more on where things stand we're joined by chief white house correspondent -- mike isikoff, and of course we've got david corn, who's on the show now from mother jones. let me talk about this, first of all. i think it was interesting of the president to give almost a complete snow white description of this guy. he referred to the affair, which is the reason he's being removed from office, as a single side note. i mean, bill clinton went through -- >> yeah, yeah. >> this guy get a single side note. >> just a pesky asterisk. but, you know, politicians and presidents for years in washington have been using david petraeus as cover. if you can get underneath -- >> republicans said that name over and over. >> wrap yourself in the petraeus flag and you got immunity from almost anything. >> what is president obama worried about petraeus? >> i t
broadwell have his permission to obtain documents. fran and ron, author of the secrets of the fbi. fran, a really basic question here. if you just walk up to someone on a staff and say, hey, the general would like me to have classified documents, is that all there is to it? would they likely hand them over on that? >> no, but you have to understand the military culture. i visited petraeus in afghanistan on business and he walks into a briefing, he speaks to you about sensitive military matters, the staff sees that, there's a military culture and so, if you then ask for a document and suggest that the general has offered it to you in some way or sanctioned your having it, it's very difficult for a subordinate military member to either question the general's guest or the general himself about that. and so, it's not really clear, did petraeus actually direct that she could have these documents? did he communicate with his subordinate soldiers and command? we don't know that so it remains unclear about the circumstances. >> so, ron, if it's a staff member who sees this sort of relationship
. welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> harris: i'm heather childers. f.b.i. -- >>. >> heather:. they discovered it through the f.b.i. and on the woman may have had access to personal e-mail account but many are questioning the timing of this as general petraeus was gearing up to testify next week before house lawmakers concerning the deadly attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. molly henneberg is live in washington with the very latest on this story. >> molly: now that he stepped down, general david petraeus will not testify this up coming week at house and senate intelligence xheet committee hearings investigating the benghazi. some on capitol hill they do want to hear from him in the future. >> i hope we don't have to subpoena a four-star general and former c.i.a. director. i hope he would come voluntarily. if he won't, he will be subpoenaed. >> molly: petraeus who had been in charge of the c.i.a. since september 2011 has said the attack was in response to a protest over an anti-islam video. one g.o.p. congressman is asking questions about the timin
. senator carl levin says such a committee is not necessary. also troubling why the fbi did not alert congress about the petraeus's extramarital affair. they say they have protocols when it notifies the legislative and executive branches. jenna: good information for us doug, thank you. we have more on this now. rick: more on benghazi and the testimony we're expecting to hear from general petraeus. we're joined by charlie hirt, a columnist at "the washington times." this will behind closed doors as doug was reporting. i wonder how much of this information is going to get out? certainly the public wants to hear if general petraeus is going to change his story at all? >> certainly i can understand why they chose to make it behind closed doors because it would be the most watched testimony of any hearing i think probably in the last couple years on capitol hill. but it is curious. i don't know what their the real explanation they're going to have to give for why they would put it behind closed doors because in addition to all the sordid and tawdry details that people are hearing about now
enforcement will be on the hunt for any terror plots aimed at destroying our joy. and today the fbi provided a wake-up call that there may be radicals among us. anwar al awlaki was the world's most wanted man, public enemy number one, encouraging radicals to attack america in his online preaching. the u.s. killed him in a drone strike in 2011, but today we learn awlaki is still helping to recruit terrorists from the grave. overnight the fbi announced charges against four californian men accused of plotting to go to afghanistan to bomb and kill u.s. soldiers. they were disciples of awlaki. >> there was an extensive amount of their admiration for him and, quite frankly, idolizing anwar awlaki. >> reporter: the alleged ringleader, sohiel kabir was a former member of the u.s. air force. the fbi claims the terror cell conducted training and went to shooting ranges and bought tickets to travel to afghanistan through mexico. >> this was a violent extremist network. we took this very, very seriously. >> reporter: according to the fbi's charges, one of the alleged terror cell's members had posted vio
to comment on the specifics of the investigation. the fbi has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. and, you know, i'm going to let director muller and others examine those protocols and make some statements to the public generally. i do want to emphasize what i have said before, general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan, and as head of the cia. by his own assessment, he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of cia, with respect to this personal matter that he is now dealing with with his family and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation and it's on that waives that -- bass that i accepted it. >> bill: i ran that long just to give you a flavor of what we had to sit through. when did you know about petraeus, mr. president? that doesn't impede on any investigation. it doesn't harm anybody. all it is is you telling the folks what happened. to you. to you. when did you know? with that answer we learned nothing, zero. the president falling back on th
follow the facts. we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> let's jump right in and bring in our friday morning political power panel. we have jackie kucinich political reporter for "usa today", democratic strategist blake zeb and msnbc contributor robert trainum. great to have you all here. we just heard from congressman king earlier today saying the general was asked right off the top whether the affair had an impact on his testimony. he said no. they moved on. but are all indications then that the affair is now a side note and lawmakers are truly focused on what took place in benghazi and the intelligence they have now? >> this very minute, yeah. i think that's the case. will that remain the focus? i don't know. because there's a lot of questions still out there about petraeus and his relationship with his biographer as well as joe kelly in tampa. and general allen. i mean, there are a lot of moving parts here.
." their relationship was uncovered by the fbi, during an investigation unrelated to this matter. miss broadwell was interviewed on this very program in march. >> i love david petraeus. how well did you get to know him? >> pretty l. i spent 3 years, that started as my dissertation and became a book. i was imbedded into the headquarters and followed him around and gathered strategic information. >> >> pretty amazing. >> the time is garnering a lot of attention. we are only a few short days removed from the presidential election and we are days away from explosive closed-door hearings, related to the benghazi coverup. petraeus was among the group of high-level government officials slated to appear before the house and the senate intelligence committees. but fox news has confirmed, petraeus will no longer be in attendance next week. what impact will this have on the inquiry into the benghazi terror attack? joining me with the answer to that question and more is someone at the forefront of this investigation. house oversight committee member, jasieve chavits. let's start with the jaw-dropping news a
having an affair with petraeus. and upon receiving broadwell's e-mails, kelley contacted the fbi which began investigating. now, jill kelley also has hired crisis communications expert judy smith. she has worked with monica lewinsky with kobe bryant and with former senator larry craig. and that all has a lot of folks scratching their heads. why would a woman who was the target of a nasty e-mail or two need a reputation fixer? well, it turns out that while investigating petraeus, the fbi uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 potentially inappropriate pages of documents mostly e-mails that kelley exchanged with general john allen. and who is general john allen? he is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and he is the man who's nominated to be the supreme leader of nato. as you can imagine that, nomination was put on hold in light of all of these allegations. for the record, general allen denies any inappropriate relationship with kelley and these e-mails are described as flirtatious. so reaction to this unfolding and unbeliev
questionable e-mails from paula broadwell. the fbi's investigation into those e-mails eventually revealed broadwell's affair with general petraeus which eventually led to petraeus' resignation. remember her fbi friend that started the investigation? turns out he was also the person who called house majority leader eric cantor and told him what he knew. one more character connecting petraeus and allen in this messy web, jill's twin sister natalie, just weeks ago both generals wrote letters in support of natalie in a custody battle over her four-year-old son. "the washington post" is now reporting according to advisers close to petraeus, petraeus only resigned after national intelligence director james clapper told him to do so. joining me now, spencer ackerman, senior writer for "wired" who writes for their national security blog, the danger room, and nbc's richard wolffe. richard, i don't know, i don't know much about waging war. i do know a little bit about living life. and these generals are writing absolutely crazy letters which i don't have time to read to a judge in a custody battle.
, the acting cia director. we also have a top deputy from the fbi. an undersecretary from the state department in addition to the head of the national counterterrorism center. this is the nation's hub for threat assessments in this country. what is most eagerly anticipated is the testimony of former cia director david petraeus. what we expect now that will happen on friday, martha. martha: fast nating to see how each of those sides, and david petraeus present what was going on and what their agencies were doing. then there is this big question, catherine, which john mccain is pushing for, a special investigation, a panel, a select committee to be put in place. is there any chance of that? >> reporter: well there seems to be some immediate pushback. to lay it out for folks. we have three senior senate republicans who believe the fallout from benghazi is so significant it is on par with some of the major scandals of american history. >> watergate investigation benefited from a joint select committee. iran-contra benefited from a select committee. i think finding the truth about benghazi is only
" is also reporting on the internal fbi struggle over whether to tell the white house what and whom they were investigating. it turns out the white house wasn't informed till the night of the election. three days before general petraeus resigned. on a personal level, general petraeus is telling aides and confidantes that he is devastated by the pain and suffering that he has caused. and that brings me to another piece of reporting that you need to hear for yourself. my hln colleague kyra phillips who has reported extensively on general petraeus over the years has spoken directly with him in the wake of this ruinous scandal and while he did not want to be recorded in his conversation with kyra, kyra did talk about their conversations this morning in an interview with hln's robin meade. have a listen to this. >> if of in our first conversation, had he told me he had engaged in something dishonorable, and he sought to do the honorable thing in response and that was to come forward. he was very clear that he screwed up terribly, that it was all his fault. and even that it -- that he fel
be prepared to answer some tough questions about general petraeus and allen and the fbi investigation as well as libya, not to mention the fiscal cliff and we're learning more about the woman who knew both general, tampa socialite jill kelley. a senior defense official says the e-mails between the two were more than just calling one another sweetheart, they were flirtatious and unprofessional. both of them wrote letters vouching for her sister in a child custody case and she made this phone call claiming she had some sort of diplomatic status which she does not. >> i am an honorary consul-general so i have unveilability so i should -- they should not be going across my property. but that's against the law to cross my mrort. um, it's involable. >> "the washington post" says there is a new focus on sensitive information in her possession. multiple u.s. officials have insisted to nbc news there was no security breach. let me bring in major garrett, white house reporter and tim carney for "the shington examiner." good morning to both of you. tim, let me start with you. are you surprised about the
. lawmakers were set to be briefed by the fbi today on capitol hill. they have a lot of questions about all of this. why did no one inform congress or the white house that the director of the cia was currently under investigation. big question mark over that. doug, what's the latest on this today? >> developments continue to come in fast and furiously. catherine herridge is reporting some key lawmakers are openly questioning the veracity of david petraeus' testimony when he said the attack was a flash mob. and a demonstration that spun out of control. with that explanation overwhelmingly rejected many on the hill say it's vital that petraeus testify. >> i would like to hear from him within the next week or so. there is so much to learn. he has just gotten back from a trip over there. the american people have a right to know. >> reporter: investigators wants to explore whether he may have molded his briefing to the white house narrative to keep them from exposing his affair. martha: doug, obviously a lot of people on the hill as we just saw senator barrasso upset that the fbi did not alert t
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.o.d., that team was decided not to send the team to coordinate on the ground response to help facilitate the f.b.i. interest in benghazi. you remember it took 24 days the f.b.i. team sent to gain access to compound if benghaz benghazi. we understand that secretary clinton did call to the f.b.i. on the night of the attack and ask that agents be sent. but at that point, the counterterrorism officials are baffled in the wake of the decision on that night and days afterwards by the administration not calling together this very senior counter terrorism security group, bret? >> bret: again, they were not called upon. they were not activated and they would have been in a situation like this. >> this is a group, not just the csg but the fest team, after the embassies were attacked in africa in 1998 and the u.s. cole was attacked, the team is deployed usually. they weren't deployed and the counterterrorism security group was not put in place. there is a degree of frustration as to why the top levels of the administration were not willing to call the terror group together. >> bret: okay. jennifer griffin wi
it at direction of the white house? >> along with changing al-qaeda to extremists the f.b.i. wanted to change in language from the u.s. knew islamic extremists were involved to there are indications. the new timeline does not address another inconsistency. after the attack, the diplomatic security agents were evacuated from the consulate to air base in germany. the f.b.i. learned from the consulate agents there was no demonstration and the single data point got the anti-islam video theory. >> shannon: thank you. last month, builders began work on homes and aparms since july of 2008. construction starts up 3.6% from september to october. stocks were mixed after a big day monday. the dow lost seven. the s&p 500 and nasdaq were both up a fraction of a point. in tonight's fiscal cliff update, assuming a deal gets done sometime before the clock strikes midnight on morning of january 1, what exactly is going to get cut? chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel looks at the possibilities. >> capitol hill sources say meetings between the white house and key lawmakers have been very business lik
there are people out there, an f.b.i. agent, c.i.a. agent and they can drop anything anywhere. will you keep him on? >> he's the c.i.a. director and blackmail and all the possibilities are there. could they blackmail bill clinton? chris: put out the word he had an affair but i'm keeping him. >> everybody makes their own judgment as to whether this is more important than that. chris: right. >> if you're asking me about the people i named in history, i think what they did for the country was more important than the other but you can disagree. chris: but were all kept secret at the time. >> except for bill clinton. in retrospect he say he was a good president and mr. was peace and prosperity under bill clinton. petraeus had to go for the reasons jodi pointed out. you're the head of the nation's spy agency leaving inappropriate emails, sexual emails on a g-mail account and for that reason alone he had to go. reckless. chris: is there a different attitude, we always hear these stories, and you hear of the great leaders, and you hear the stories of cars parked in front of the house. and miterand, followi
, biographer of petraeus. and the f.b.i. still has an investigation into broadwell because of her handle ago and perhaps mishandling of of classified information. and there could be other investigations, frankly, we are not aware of. >> schieffer: tom ricks i was struck by something you wrote in an op-ed or someplace that you didn't approve of general petraeus and paula broadwell but you also thought it was none of your business. >> i think there are two scandals in the whole petraeus affair. the first scandal is why the f.b.i. was looking into lovers' quarrels. the second and more troubling to me is that we seem to care more about the sex lives of our generals than the real lives of our soldiers. everybody can tell you the name of paula broadwell. nobody can tell you the name of the americans killed in afghanistan in the last week. i saw some stats that said there were about 50 casualties in afghanistan, which is dead and wounded, since petraeus-- the petraeus affair came out. nobody is paying attention to that. to me, a real scandal is that we tolerated years of mediocre generalship in ira
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, to look at, number one, by september 14, three days after the attack, fbi agents had gone to germany, they interviewed diplomatic security agents who were at conchat o consulat on tf ththe attack, they told them, there was no demonstration, once you have to data point, the theory that this was a demonstration out of control, unravels that did not make it into susan rice's statement two days later, and final point, i believe we need to understand whether the fbi confronted paula broad wea-- bought broadwell, is important to note whether he know he was a subject of a fbi investigation, and whether this impacted his performance during that time. lou: ca katherine thank you very much. >> we'll have more on the benghazi cover-up, here later, we'll take it up with the a-team next. >> a ceasefire agreement in middle east? secretary of state, arrives just in time to -- shall we say take credit. but how long will this ceasefire last? the a-team is here, lizzy mcdonald, doug schoan and jerry jacoby us. >> happy thanksgiving but what about the union that took down the 2 twin key, we look at why
pursuit. >>> welcome back, everybody. new developments in the fbi investigation that ended with the resignation of cia director david petraeus. first, new information about the fbi agent who has now been identified. nbc has confirmed he is frederick humphries who worked on the bomb squad case. after kelley received e-mails from four or five alias counties. the e-mails have been traced back to petraeus biography paula broadwell, who remains at her brother's home in washington, d.c. he still has not commented on the case. there are new details to talk about. joining me is michael isikoff. what more have we learned about why kelley was concerned enough that the e-mails be forwarded to the fbi? >> we have learned a little bit more about the e-mails. remember, the first one actually goes to general allen in afghanistan from an e-mail account identified as kell kellkelly pat trt kelly patrol talking about his upcoming meeting with jill kelley in tampa. and what was most concerning about the e-mails, we're told from kelley's perspective is they seem to know the comings and goings
meeting, the director of the cia told us that the changes in these talking points had come from the fbi, and then called us back a number of hours later and said, no, it was done by the cia. do you mean that all these weeks later they still don't know who made the changes in the talking points? and why is that important? because the impression that the american people got from ambassador rice's comments, that this was a spontaneous demonstration, triggered by a hateful video, that was not true. finally, by the way, after our meeting, ambassador rice admitted for the first time that that was not true. so it -- >> greta: why didn't she admit that six weeks ago? that's what i don't understand. you have to pull every single detail out of it. she should have said that six weeks ago. why not say it publicly? why is it behind closed doors with senators? >> we still don't who made the changes in the talking points. i asked the director of the cia how many analysts are there in the cia. i don't think this is classified. he said 2,500. now, wouldn't you think that one of those analysts would have
to the pentagon and ig on the one hand and to the fbi with regards to general petraeus. >> but he's not, i mean big picture watching this, shaking his head saying, guys, we need a more sense of leadership here? >> he's not going to make a grand pronouncement or decisions about things based on, you know, two situations, two individual cases. he's focused on the missions that the military's tasked with carrying out and the cia and the general intelligence community tasked with carrying out, and with acting overall agenda which encompasses not just national security policy, but obviously domestic policy. >> thank you. >> yes. >> jay, has the president spoke to general allen directly? >> not that i'm aware of, no. >> spoke with secretary panetta? >> i have to check that. secretary panetta has been traveling. >> as a follow-up question, does the president see this in general as an unwelcomed distraction at a time when she's just -- was re-elected, and he has a bunch of priorities in terms of the fiscal cliff and in terms of the cabinet? >> well, i certainly, i think wouldn't call it welcome, but obv
focus of an fbi investigation. nbc's andrea michelle first broke the story. she says she has more on the fbi's in -- how the fbi inadvertently found out about the general's affair. >> general david petraeus tumbled from the highest levels of government service after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. an extramarital affair exposed bay cascading series of events that sources say started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. triggered by e-mails from petraeus's biography paula broadwell to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks, the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on the relationship with petraeus as a result. >> it's so politically sensitive that my guess is the decision was made near or at the top level of the fbi to sit down with general petraeus and have a discussion with him and let him know that this information had been discovered. >> broadwell has not been shy about her access to petraeus, co-hosting a barbecue with jon stewart to raise mo
and they planned on going into afghanistan. the informant, fbi informant infiltrated these four men and helped the fbi bring them down. throughout the entire document, it says the informant tried to talk the men out of jihad. but they said they wanted to go to a much better place, so to speak. martha: thank you very much, adam housley. bill: day number two, you feeling better? we are in our new digs. i was a little off kilter yesterday. you will love all the new things we have in this studio. bill: they worked on this thing for two months before the election came around. weeks left to reach a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff. but the president and the house minority leader nancy pelosi on the same page? martha: a top lawmaker making serious charges against the consulate attack in libya. how he's saying two different time lines don't quite match up. bill: house intelligence head michael rogers says the time line released on the cia talking points conflicts with testimony given by the director of national intelligence. this as senator chuck grassley presses the defendants justice and the fbi o
about the cia director scandal until last week. especially because we are told that eric holder and fbi director robert mueller began looking into the affair last summer. we are told that mr. eric holder was told in september about it. then they spend weeks on an investigation that went so far as to open the cia director's e-mail, all without ever even mentioning it to the white house. joining me now is the former u.s. attorney general under george w. bush. there is an article in time magazine talking about you. about how you were the attorney general back in 2007. he wrote a memo that would have dissuaded or prohibited any contact between fbi justice and the white house when there is an ongoing criminal probe. you say that's nonsense. that's not what your mama said. >> that's correct. in fairness, "time" magazine, they got it right. but what the memo was meant to do and what it did was to stop contact in criminal investigation, ordinary investigation and restricted. it is permitted to have contact. megyn: so when there is an fbi investigation of this sort going on, saying mr. president
of national intelligence, the acting director of the cia, senior deputy at the fbi, senior undersecretary of the state department as well as the head of the national terrorism center. and the active director of the cia will tell members of congress that the annex did not call for military assistance to help them on the day of the attack in benghazi, jenna. jenna: there is so much happening cat reurpbgs the foc catherine, the focus today, what are you happening. >> reporter: fox news was told the focus breaks down into a handful of areas. what was the intelligence picture leading up to the benghazi attack. between june and september there were at least three attacks on benghazi on western or diplomatic interests. at what point did the u.s. intelligence community assessment show that benghazi was a terrorist attack, and how did that conflict with the obama administration's statement that it was a spontaneous demonstration in response to this anti-islam video. and also director petraeus, at what point did he understand whether he was the focus of an fbi investigation and whether this in anyw
been charged with plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. the fbi says the men planned on carrying out their attacks by joining al qaeda and the taliban. one of the men served in the u.s. air force. they were arrested for plotting to bomb u.s. military bases and government facilities. the fbi says the men had planned to depart this month to carry out plots in afghanistan. >>> 7:14. the united states now expanding its involvement in the middle east crisis. as ktvu's alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, secretary of state, hillary clinton, now on her way to jerusalem to help try to work out a cease-fire. alison? >> reporter: dave, this is new this morning. egypt's president, who has been taking the lead in the negotiations, now says he believes a cease-fire is imminent. secretary of state, hillary clinton, will be meeting with israel's prime minister in about five hours in jerusalem. then she heads to the west bank to meet with palestinian leaders and finally to chiro rowe to consult with -- cairo to consult with egyptian officials. the death t
member of the senate judiciary committee, chuck grassley n a letter to the attorney general and the fbi director is asking for a detailed briefing before the end of next week on the legal authorities obtained to monitor the former cia director's e-mail by the fbi as well as the legal analysis that allowed them to conclude that they did not need to notify congress, nor the white house of this ongoing investigation with national security implications, jon. jon: katherineer ridge in washington, thank you. jenna: now we turn to afghanistan where nearly 70,000 u.s. troops continue to fight today. afghan president hamid karzai is accusing the u.s. of violating an agreement on transferring detainees. this comes as leaders in kabul oppose offering immunity to american forces after that 2014 withdrawal deadline. this is a key sticking point in negotiations with the u.s., and we saw a similar debate emerge as we were withdrawing or drawing down in iraq. conor powell is live in kabul with more. >> reporter: well, jenna, this is just the latest in a long line of disputes between president karzai an
to agree on how to solve greece's debt problems. the latest delay weighing on stocks in europe. >>> the fbi launches a probe into the accounting issues in the hewlitt packard autonomy deal. the former boss of the british company hit back at the accusations in a cnbc interview. >> the first we heard about it was a press release and we utterly refuse them. these are absolutely incorrect. we'd like to learn more about them. i'm afraid the details haven't been shared with us. >>> hillary clinton joins egypt in attempting to broke aerodeal between israel and hamas. strikes on gaza and rocket attacks into israel continue. >> you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> all right, we're into hump day, the day before thanksgiving, of course, as well. on today's show, we'll have updates from athens and brussels as the eurozone ministers fail to ruse a deal for greece. air strikes and rocket fire continue in the gaza strip in tel aviv, as hillary clinton urges both sides to diffuse violence. we'll have the latest live from zree israeli. we'll also take t
who triggered the fbi petraeus probe revealed. we're getting new information about who this veteran agent is and how he got involved. and a storm victim struggling to stay warm with no power for weeks gets a personal visit from the president of the united states. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we've got breaking news. we're getting new information about what then-cia director david petraeus knew about the benghazi attack and when he knew it. let's get right to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, what are you learning? >> wolf, i have just spoken to someone, a long-standing source who has spoken to david petraeus. this is someone on his level professionally. this person is directly familiar from petraeus with his thinking, with petraeus' thinking about what he will tell congress tomorrow about the benghazi attacks. david petraeus wants to tell congress that he knew almost immediately after the september 11th attacks that the group ansar al sharia, that al qaeda sympathizing
chief called it an act of terror. we had the fbi and i believe the national center for counterterrorism also giving briefings. >> paul: that's right. >> saying this. why was general petraeus's testimony then so at odds with other parts of the community? >> but does this, would this give-- what does it mean for, say, susan rice and the administration then? is this, does this help them politically by shielding them or does petraeus here saying i thought it was a terrorist attack, does that mean this puts, for example, susan rice's statements more up to scrutiny? >> well, i think answers the fundamental question, did they deliberately mislead on this case for political reasons because they were driving the narrative that al-qaeda had been decimated and the war, war was receding or a question of incompetence. neither of those two things is good for the administration although it's after the election, so, they can get the consequences. >> let's take a look at the president talking about susan rice, the u.n. ambassador who many think he will nominate to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of
community there. including folks from the state department, the f.b.i. everybody there was asked do you know who made the changes? nobody knew. the only entity that reviewed talking points that was not there, was the white house. i don't know what they said yesterday. is exactly right or not. but what i do know is every member of the intelligence community says references to al-qaeda were removed by somebody. they don't know who. references to attacks versus demonstrations were by somebody. >> chris: let me ask you a question, will your committee the senate intelligence committee call ambassador susan rice to ask her to testify? >> i don't know the answer to that question right now. senator feinstein andly talk about that. we have two more hearings scheduled where we have a list -- >> chris: do you think should be called? >> she will syste have to come n and testify at some point. closed or open hearing. we'll have an open hearing, too. but at some point she needs to come in and say what the white house directed her to say. >> chris: dianne feinstein, the democratic chair of senator chamblis
. the justice department and the pentagon and the fbi. the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee says, quote, it gives a new explanation that differs from information provided from testimony. and now they are demanding an immediate plan nation from clapper. we heard from a leading democrat who said the changes were made to protect the classification. they were not subject to any spin by the whoit house or ambassador to the u.n. it is high time we returned our focus to where it should have been all along. this new time line does not address another sig can't -- significant inconsistency. diplomatic agents were evacuated from the consulate to the airbase in germany. by september 14th, two days before ambassador rice's controversial sunday appearances, fbi agents learned from the consulate agents that there was no demonstration. this single data point that there was no demonstration gutted the anti-islam video theory. fox news asked the director of national intelligence why this information was apparently not included in the talking points, and there was no immediate respo
to the pentagon and the i.g. on the one hand and to the f.b.i. with regards to general petraeus. >> he's not -- big picture watching, he's not shaking his head saying, guys, we need a more credible, competent sense of leadership? >> he's not going to make grand pronouncements or decisions about things based on two situations, two individual cases. he's focused on the missions that the military is tasked with carrying out and the c.i.a. and the general intelligence community is tasked with carrying out and with enacting his overall agenda. which encompasses not just national security policy but obviously domestic polcy. -- policy. yes. >> jay, has the president spoken to general allen directly? >> not that i'm aware of, no. >> secretary panetta? >> i'd have to check that. secretary panetta has been traveling. >> as sort after follow-up, does the president see this in general as an unwelcomed distraction at a time when he's just -- was re-elected and has a bunch of priorities in terms of the fiscal cliff and his cabinet? >> i certainly i think wouldn't call it welcome. obviously the -- a
, as toure was saying, the questions seem to resolve around should the fbi have told the president, have told members of the senate intelligence committee specifically before the election? the question for you, governor, if we had known before the election, would it have made any different? not like the president having this affair. you know, it's a scandal but not the president's scandal. would it have mattered in the election? >> i don't think it would have mattered in the election. this is a little bit of insider baseball but if the republicans thought there was an advantage to getting this out, eric cantor one of their leaders knew about it and could have justifiably got it out. the thrust has to be the fbi. the fbi is a disaster in this investigation, in so many different fronts, and ought to be investigated from the very first decision to go after the second woman's e-mails. i mean, what was it in the first -- in the e-mails to kelley that prompted them to go after the other e-mails? >> should they have told congress? >> congressional leaders? probably so. should eric cantor have told r
community there, including folks from the state department, the fbi, everybody there was asked, do you know who made these changes and nobody knew. the only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not there was the white house. so, you know, i don't know whether -- what they said yesterday is exactly right or not. but, what i do know is that every member of the intelligence community says that references to al qaeda were removed by somebody, and they don't know who and references to attacks versus demonstrations, were... >> chris: let me ask you a question. will your committee, the senate intelligence committee, call ambassador susan rice to ask her to testify? >> i don't know the answer to that question right now, senator feinstein and i will talk about that. two more hearings are scheduled -- >> should she be called. >> she'll have to come in and testify at some point. whether it is in a closed hearing or an open hearing. we're going to have an open hearing, too. but at some point she needs to come in and say what the president or the white house directed her to say. >> chris: se
california. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and plan to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. the toggle switch, fuses and wires apparently raised some alarms. deputies arrested this man, 49- year-old jeffrey mcgann, and then evacuated the terminal. >> i'm an artist. it's an art project. i travel with numbers of them to give to friends, family, corporations, et cetera. >> the alameda county district attorney's office did not comment on why they dropped the charges. mcgann tells us this is the first time he has run into any trouble for wearing his art in an airport. >> you have to think that's going to raise eyebrows. >>> there's a water break. we launched chopper 5. various lanes blocked are blocked. it's a huge sinkhole in the ground at west 10th and cutter. this is a residential area so cr
. the man who inspired they deadly idea and why the fbi can't do a thing to stop them. you're watching "world news now." [ female announcer ] with daily moisture renewal from pantene. the pro-v system nourishes to lock in moisture erasing the damage of 100 blow drys for a silky, soft touch. think only salon brands can do that? i took the dare...will you? [ female announcer ] daily moisture renewal from pantene. hair so healthy it shines. >>> welcome back, everyone. something of a wake-up call as we enter the by >>> welcome back, everyone. something of a wake-up call as we enter the busy holiday travel season. there are still those who want to do us harm. >> the newest example announced just yesterday. four americans busted for blotting to kill other americans. their inspiration, as abc's pierre thomas reports, is long dead. >> reporter: al awlaki was the world's most wanted man, public enemy one, encouraging radicals to attack america in online preaching. america killed him in a drone strike in 2011 and we learned al-awlaki is recruiting terrorists. announcing charges against four cali
apprentice" sex scandal leading back to square one. we know the identity of the fbi agent who helped start the investigation that eventually led to the former cia director's resignation. his name is frederick humphries ii, 47 years old and a veteran investigator. also two -- paula broadwell's security clearance is now suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. barbara starr is following developments for us from the pentagon. we're hearing so far there have been no official findings that broadwell broke any laws or engaged in criminal activity. why suspend her security clearance? >> well, you know, fran townsend is reporting just that, john, that all the indications are, from the laumt forces she's spoken to, not egregious violation. broadwell is a reservist in military intelligence with the army. and inside the military, a violation, even if it's so-called minor, of handling classified information, especially when you're a military intelligence analyst is quite serious. yes, the army has suspended her security clearance. i want to read to you the statement that the army put out. t
paula broadwell with a crime because the fbi is investigating whether the author and petraeus mistress stored military documents including classified material at her home. according to hln's kyra philips, headline news they used to call it, the cnn network, general petraeus says the timing of the scandal had nothing to do with the deadly attack in benghazi. she spoke to him repeatedly, and he tells her that he always planned to testify and that he, quote, felt fortunate to have a wife who is farber than he deserves -- far be -- far better than he deserves. it just gets weirder every day. >> one small part of the story is unraveling a bit. you recall jill kelly, the socially yea son at the air force base, when she started receiving these allegedly harassing e-mails from petraeus' mistress went to a friend, an fbi agent. that friend is frederick humphreys. it is reported that he sent shirtless photos to kelley, but that story has been largely refuted or at least taped down. the photos were sent in jest, apparently and sent long before the petraeus scandal even surfaced. but the hundreds
. the fbi says, the plot's ringleader was a follower of al awlaki. the terror leader who died in a drone attack last year. two of the men arrested told an fbi source they were planning violent jihad. >>> another major story on this busy travel day, a deadly storm is creating a soggy mess in the pacific northwest as well as in northern california. >> now, even by seattle standards, a lot of rain is coming down. that says a lot. already, more than even inches in coastal washington and oregon and still counting. and parts of the cascades and olympic mountains will be buried under 30 inches of snow. >> flooded roads, stranded drivers and also triggered a few mudslides, as well. on top of that, hurricane-force winds swept in, gusting as high as 114 miles per hour. some rough going out there. and the powerful winds were especially damaging along the oregon coast, where they toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands. one of those trees fell on a hunter's tent, killing him instantly. others narrowly escaped when massive trees came crashing down on their homes and their cars. >>> it is tim
the fbi says men were tar getting. >>> and a big win for the san francisco 49ers and they are talking about it from last night. >>> and driving to fremont, we will tell you more about the morning commute and have another check on your thanksgiving weather. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. . >>> the fbi says the men plan on carrying out the attack through al qaeda and taliban. they were arre
. the four from southern california were planning to board a plane to afghanistan on sunday. the fbi raided their homes two days before the flight. neighbors watched the takedown as it happened. >> two to four fbis i'm freaking out and they have a sledgehammer a pry bar i'm like they have armor on. >> a preliminary hearing has been set for some of the suspects in two weeks. >>> should you have the right to bare all? the new rules on whether you can walk around naked in public. >> new meaning to sound sleep. how listening to certain tones may be the answer to sleepless nights. >> then engineering feat. the bay bridge's major milestone. what in bridge can do that no other can. ,, ,,,, successfully transfe n bridge deck to >>> the new eastern span of the bay bridge just reached a major milestone. workers successfully transferred the 35,000 tonbridge deck to the new suspension cable system. it took three months but the weight of the bridge is now supported by a single one-mile- long cable. the $6.3 billion span is on track to open labor day next year. >>> to bare or not to bare? that was the qu
murders in l.a. and he made it to the fbi's ten most wanted list. he was nabbed thanksgiving day in guadalajara, mexico. federal authorities held a news conference. take a listen. >> catching a top ten fugitive in the fbi is a big deal. that's something that all of our fbi agents aspire to do, so for the folks back behind me to have the opportunity to be involved in that is really a big thing and i told them i wanted them to share in this press conference. >> here's one of the crimes saenz is accused of. the kidnapping, rape and murder of his own child's mother. fbi says she threatened to turn saenz in for two murders he's accused of committing in 1998. the fed says his latest job was at a hired gun for the drug cartels. >>> in the streets of egypt today, scenes just like this one. two sides clashing over president mohamed morsi's decision to grant himself sweeping new powers. the violent protests played out behind closed doors, morsi met with egypt's top judges to explain his move. these are the same judges who are now banned from overturning any decision he makes until a new co
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